honestly, not that i have had alot of experience, but i seem to get frusrated when everybody rights motorbikes off straight away claiming its a death trap etc, they say motorbike riding is 30percent more likely to crash than a car? is this going by statistics? how many of them were drunk, being d**kheads, im sure the percentage of risk would fall dramatically. Motorbike riding is dangerous however i feel you can minimise the dangers by driving perhaps carefully and maybe even bit slower than you usually would until you have a much more clear road if you cant help yourself but speed. It also frusrates me to see people wearing no protective gear( no offence to these people ), they are generally young people who dont wear it, if your gonna fall of your bike with gear on, chances are you will be okay, but if you dont wear any gear your basically asking to get half your skin ripped off, protective gear works particulary well, i think i was told that it increases survival chances up to 10 times more... whats your feeling on this fellow netriders..